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When to use these guidelines and application: use for the installation of any hot tub, whirlpool, Jacuzzi, spa unit, or small "endless" spa pool.

After reading the guidelines below, download and submit the application, which includes a list of information and materials to submit:

Hot Tubs and Spas


Hot Tub or spa equipment installed on the exterior of the house must compliment the home. Hot tubs or spas must be located on or within a patio or deck that integrates with the house and the size must be appropriate to the location. The hot tub or spa must be screened. Aesthetics, privacy and noise pollution must be considered. Screening materials may consist of lattice, trellis, tall landscape elements or other approved material that can buffer noise and block views. Noise, whether from the hot tub itself or from those using it, must not cause disturbance to neighboring homes.

This guide sheet is designed to assist you in preparing to submit an application to the Muirfield Design Control Committee for your project. The following are required components:

  1. Written approval from the Muirfield Design Control Committee must be obtained before installation begins.
  2. Submit two complete applications including pertinent drawings, brochures, and color.
  3. The application must include placement information. Hot tubs/Spas must be placed upon or within a deck, patio or other location that integrates it with the building structure.
  4. The hot tub must be screened with fencing or another acceptable barrier such as lattice, trellis, tall landscape elements or other materials to buffer noise and block views.
  5. If installed on a deck, the top of the hot tub can be no higher than the height of the deck railing.
  6. If landscape elements are used for screening, identify all existing landscaping that may be removed as well as tall elements that will be added.
  7. If fencing is used for screening, it must meet the fencing requirements and be maintained in good condition at all times.
  8. Hot tubs/Spas must compliment the home in color and be appropriate in dimension with the selected location.
  9. The hot tub cover must be an earth-toned color.
  10. A Hold Harmless Agreement must be signed and on file at the Association office before approval can be given. The Hold Harmless Agreement is a part of the application (page 2).
  11. Provide design review fee payment of $35.00.
What to Include with this Application

To avoid delays and to prevent the application from being tabled, please ensure the application is filled out completely and include two copies of the application and two each of all relevant materials (samples, photos, drawings, site maps, brochures, etc.) plus the design review fee. One copy will be returned to the submitter. Include the following:

If you have any questions, please contact the Association office, 614-889-0922.

 Helpful Design Review Links:
Design Review Policy
Submitting a Design Request
Muirfield Property Handbook
Declaration (Warranty Deed)
Muirfield Calendar